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Nashville Veterans Psychiatric and Mental Illness Disability Attorney (38 CFR 3.310 & 4.125 & 4.130)

While the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has progressively recognized the debilitating nature of many service-related psychiatric and mental health problems, there is still a focus on physical injuries and impairments. If you suffer a mental health problem as a result of your service, the VA may be able to provide you with free psychological or psychiatric care. Furthermore, if your mental health disorder makes it difficult for you to function, you may be eligible for monthly financial assistance to help you support yourself. In the meanwhile, applying for VA benefits for mental illness might help you regulate your symptoms, overcome your condition, and relieve your financial burden.

Which Mental Health Conditions Qualify for Benefits?

For the purposes of benefits, not every mental health disorder will qualify as a disability under VA standards. The following are only a few of the mental health problems for which you may be eligible for compensation if you can prove that your military service prompted or caused them:

  • Amnesia;
  • Mood disorders, such as depression;
  • Anxiety disorders, including PTSD, panic disorder, and more;
  • Cognitive diseases;
  • Psychotic disorders;
  • Dissociative disorders;
  • Adjustment disorders;
  • Eating disorders;
  • Somatic symptom disorders.

You should be eligible for financial disability payments if you can provide medical proof from your physicians demonstrating your condition developed during or was caused by your service and that it interferes with your ability to operate normally.

Furthermore, the VA understands that some mental health conditions can be caused by physical injuries or limitations. A traumatic brain injury, for example, might cause personality changes, anger disorders, and emotional and mood management challenges. Severe depression and other mood disorders can develop from having a serious physical disability that restricts your capacity to engage in activities you formerly loved or to care for yourself. The VA will acknowledge that certain mental and psychiatric conditions are deserving of compensation if you can show that they are linked to your service or injuries experienced while serving.

Standing Up for Your Rights to Benefits

The process of collecting benefits may be stressful and complicated, so having an experienced veterans disability attorney on your side can be quite beneficial. We can assist you with the following and more at Comerford Law Office, LLC:

  • Provide proof of your diagnosis.
  • Provide medical documentation that links your diagnosis to the service you’re offering;
  • Demonstrate how much your mental or psychiatric condition has an impact on your day-to-day life.

Call To Speak with A Nashville Veterans Disability Claim Attorney Today

You do not have to face your future alone if you are suffering from a psychiatric or mental ailment as a result of your military service. While demonstrating that your mental health condition is a service-related disability may seem difficult, VA benefits attorney James R. Comerford is here to assist. As a dedicated veteran advocate, Mr. Comerford has assisted several customers in obtaining the benefits they are entitled to following their service. Please contact The Comerford Law Office if you would like more information about our services or to discuss your specific case.

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